Tag: Writing

And the Winner is…

As a member of GLAWS, Kris and I were invited to this year’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future awards dinner.  This is a worldwide contest for new writers and artists with the quarterly winners being published in the yearly Writers and Illustrators of the Future yearly anthology.  Since the […]

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Two Paths

In GLAWS there is always a lot of talk about different paths to publishing:  Traditional, Indi, Self-Publishing, Print-on-Demand, Kindle, etc.  Ways of getting you work out there have become more diverse.  Self-publishing used to be known as vanity publishing, but now it may be the right path for certain people. […]

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Coming Into the Home Stretch

The year has been passing by fast.  Now that we are in October, we are crashing towards Christmas.  Of course, the shutdown doesn’t help.  With fewer places to go, one week seems pretty much like the others.  There are fewer time markers, like, “In March we went to SLO, in […]

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The Complicated Mechanics of Stress

No One Answer to a Complicated Subject Last week, we went over the question of stress affecting one’s creative writing. Speaking for my own personal life experience (which is the only point of view I can offer our readers) I made the observations that extreme mental and emotional stress impairs […]

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Does Stress Affect Your Writing?

Stress vs Creative Writing – No One Wins When Dennis told me this morning he didn’t have any ideas on what to write about in this week’s blog, I immediately thought of something that would be a good topic to share with our audience. The topic of stress and creative […]

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Send in the Clones

While looking on YouTube for Star Wars news, Kris came upon a series of videos by ArTorr.  Part three is a very detailed breakdown of the animated TV series, “The Clone Wars”, which premiered on Cartoon Network, then moved to Disney DX. It covers the amazing history of the seven-season […]

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Stringing the Story Along

Thinking about the Writers Conference two weeks ago, I am reminded of something else I’m grateful to have learned about through GLAWS.  But first, I need to backtrack a bit. Back when I was at the USC School of Cinema/Television, I took several screenwriting classes.  Generally, they taught the way […]

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How do you get to Canterlot Hall?

Yesterday was the end of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference for 2021. One full weekend of panels, followed by a week of panels in the afternoon, followed by another Saturday of panels. Since we are still holding the conference on Zoom and not in person, this is the format […]

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Engaging All Your Senses to Create Your World

In my first post in this series, I wrote about why the environment you write in is important and how and where you find this most important place.  In the second part, I delved into taking that environment and making it more a part of your world, so to speak, […]

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Where You Write Becomes Your World

Still Chasing Dragonflies Hello, it’s Kristine again. Dennis is getting a much-deserved break and gearing up for this coming week’s GLAWS Writer’s Conference, so I’m back with a more in-depth look at last week’s topic of The Natural Habitat of the Wild Writer. Actually, he better be careful or I’ll […]

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